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Royalstranger
31 Jan 2016
01:00:13pm
Applause Well, I am looking forward to many positive interactions here. I have only briefly broused the club website and am impressed with everything I have seen so far. Sorry if I mis-spell a word or two. It's not easy to type with an ambitious chihuahua in my lap. LoL!
I am very interested in the history or possible history's behind a particular stamp. Such as; Why was a particular postal cancellation used? What do the perforated letters mean in many German and European pre-1900 stamps mean? What does it mean when stamps from the 1800's have multiple cancellations? If any members could direct me to some helpful and informative resources to expand my research, that would be great. I have many interesting, mint and canceled stamps I would like to trade. Just email me as time progresses, and I will scan and send some sample pics to those interested.
Have a blessed day and thanks to the administration for letting me hop on board.Wave

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TuskenRaider
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31 Jan 2016
02:24:46pm
re: New to the club

Hi Royalstranger;

Welcome to you and hope you find our club everything you need and want.

To answer one of your questions, perforated initials are put there by large firms with big mailings,
that want to prevent employee theft of unused stamps. It is a whole other hobby of collecting them
and finding out how many firms you can identify.

I'm not very knowledgeable of them, but others on here can direct you to websites of clubs just for
Perfins (perfed initials).

Thanks for joining our club. Big Grin

Just chillin'....
TuskenRaider

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ikeyPikey
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31 Jan 2016
03:45:04pm
re: New to the club

Royalstranger, Greetings:

The Perfin Society (UK)

The Perfins Club (US)

Country Catalogs & CheckLists & Links

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"... What does it mean when stamps from the 1800's have multiple cancellations? ..."



Back in the Bad Old Days, postmarks would be applied by the origin post office, an intermediate post office, a destination post office.

These clues as to routing and handling are part of Postal History.

The Postal History Society is one club amongst many.

Google "postal history" (include the quotes) and you'll be down the rabbit hole in no time.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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vinman
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31 Jan 2016
04:48:05pm
re: New to the club

Royalstranger,
Welcome to our family. You will get answers to your questions here. Many of us are general collectors and some of have specialized collections. Lots of knowledge here just for the asking.

Vince

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bobstew617
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31 Jan 2016
04:59:27pm
re: New to the club

Welcome, royalstranger, to Stamporama!

BOB in Orlando, Florida

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Mike
31 Jan 2016
10:34:20pm
re: New to the club

Royalstranger, we're glad you jumped aboard and I also have a hard time typing, especially with a very active Chihuahua in my lap.
Mike

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